Patents by Inventor Christopher R. Xydis

Christopher R. Xydis has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20200080908
    Abstract: This application relates to a portable electronic device that includes an integrated pressure sensor. The portable electronic device includes a housing that defines a cavity with a number of components disposed therein. The cavity is sealed to form a volume of air within the cavity that is vented to the external environment through a barometric vent fluidly coupled to a first opening in the housing. A sensor measures a characteristic of a second volume of air within an isolated chamber that is vented to the external environment through a second opening in the housing. The second volume of air is isolated from the first volume of air within the housing of the portable electronic device. In some embodiments, the portable electronic device is a mobile phone and the sensor is a pressure transducer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 6, 2018
    Publication date: March 12, 2020
    Inventors: Eric N. NYLAND, Christopher R. XYDIS, Alan WU, Dominic P. CINCIONE, Timothy S. LUI, Aaron H. SQUIER, Lindsay M. ALANEN, Lucy Elizabeth BROWNING, Richard Hung Minh DINH, Devon A. MONACO
  • Patent number: 10361044
    Abstract: An electronic device having a button assembly fitted with an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. The button assembly may include a button connected to a first protrusion and a second protrusion, both of which extend through a first through hole and a second through hole, respectively, of the enclosure. The electronic device may include a liquid-resistant electronic device. The button assembly may include sealing elements fitted on the protrusions to plug, or seal, the through holes. The button assembly may include a clip that secures the button assembly with the enclosure. The button assembly may include a bar secured with the first protrusion and the second protrusion. When an “off-center” force is applied to an end of the button, the bar is designed to distribute the force so that the other end of the button is actuated and the button remains generally parallel with respect to the enclosure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher R. Xydis, Francisco De La Paz, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10028397
    Abstract: An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing element may include a first section and a second section extending from the first section, with the first section designed to bend with respect to (and in some cases collapse onto) the second section. The electronic device may further include an audio module fitted with a sealing element. The sealing element may include extensions extending away from a main body of the sealing element, with some extension designed to engage the audio module, and other extensions designed to engage an audio module interface. The sealing element provides a seal against liquid ingress into the audio module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9967375
    Abstract: An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further include a frame that carries a protective transparent layer designed to cover a display assembly. In order to secure the frame with the enclosure, the electronic device may include an adhesive assembly disposed over an outer perimeter of the coating. The adhesive assembly may include several adhesive parts initially separate from one another. However, with the adhesive parts between the frame and the enclosure, the adhesive parts can be compressed by the frame and the enclosure, causing the adhesive parts to expand and engage each other. As a result, the coating and the adhesive parts provide a seal against liquid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Xiao Ying Zhao, Timothy S. Lui, Tyler B. Cater, Rasamy Phouthavong, Scott A. Myers, Benjamin J. Pope, David A. Hurrell, Christopher R. Xydis, Edward S. Huo, Richard Hung Minh Dinh, Michael W. Firka, Martin J. Auclair, Kurtis J. Mundell, Salome Bavetta, Paul Leutheuser, Hani Esmaeili, Kevin M. Froese, Ihtesham H. Chowdhury, Tang Yew Tan, Eric W. Bates, Yaocheng Zhang
  • Publication number: 20180110143
    Abstract: An electronic device having several modifications designed to prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device includes a SIM tray having a sealing element designed to provide a seal at an opening that receives the SIM tray. The sealing element may include a first section and a second section extending from the first section, with the first section designed to bend with respect to (and in some cases collapse onto) the second section. The electronic device may further include an audio module fitted with a sealing element. The sealing element may include extensions extending away from a main body of the sealing element, with some extension designed to engage the audio module, and other extensions designed to engage an audio module interface. The sealing element provides a seal against liquid ingress into the audio module.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xiao Ying ZHAO, Timothy S. LUI, Tyler B. CATER, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG, Scott A. MYERS, Benjamin J. POPE, David A. HURRELL, Christopher R. XYDIS, Edward S. HUO, Richard Hung Minh DINH, Michael W. FIRKA, Martin J. AUCLAIR, Kurtis J. MUNDELL, Salome BAVETTA, Paul LEUTHEUSER, Hani ESMAEILI, Kevin M. FROESE, Ihtesham H. CHOWDHURY, Tang Yew TAN, Eric W. BATES, Yaocheng ZHANG
  • Publication number: 20180109659
    Abstract: An electronic device having liquid-resistant modifications that prevent liquid ingress into an opening (or openings) in an enclosure of the electronic device is disclosed. For example, the electronic device may include a coating formed from a liquid-resistant material that is applied internally to the enclosure. The electronic device may further include a frame that carries a protective transparent layer designed to cover a display assembly. In order to secure the frame with the enclosure, the electronic device may include an adhesive assembly disposed over an outer perimeter of the coating. The adhesive assembly may include several adhesive parts initially separate from one another. However, with the adhesive parts between the frame and the enclosure, the adhesive parts can be compressed by the frame and the enclosure, causing the adhesive parts to expand and engage each other. As a result, the coating and the adhesive parts provide a seal against liquid.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Publication date: April 19, 2018
    Inventors: Xiao Ying ZHAO, Timothy S. LUI, Tyler B. CATER, Rasamy PHOUTHAVONG, Scott A. MYERS, Benjamin J. POPE, David A. HURRELL, Christopher R. XYDIS, Edward S. HUO, Richard Hung Minh DINH, Michael W. FIRKA, Martin J. AUCLAIR, Kurtis J. MUNDELL, Salome BAVETTA, Paul LEUTHEUSER, Hani ESMAEILI, Kevin M. FROESE, Ihtesham H. CHOWDHURY, Tang Yew TAN, Eric W. BATES, Yaocheng ZHANG
  • Patent number: 9211651
    Abstract: A slicing guide includes a shell including a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, a first door received in the shell between the first side wall and a second side wall, and a base or spring connected with the shell. The base, the spring or the shell biases or urges the first door toward the second side wall.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2015
    Assignee: Helen of Troy Limited
    Inventors: Christopher R. Xydis, Carly Brush, Mark Steven Drayer, Mackenzie Mor, Paul Katz
  • Publication number: 20150251328
    Abstract: A slicing guide includes a shell including a first side wall and an opposing second side wall, a first door received in the shell between the first side wall and a second side wall, and a base or spring connected with the shell. The base, the spring or the shell biases or urges the first door toward the second side wall.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2014
    Publication date: September 10, 2015
    Applicant: HELEN OF TROY LIMITED
    Inventors: Christopher R. Xydis, Carly Brush, Mark Steven Drayer, Mackenzie Mor, Paul Katz
  • Pod
    Patent number: D699578
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Herman Marina, Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
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    Patent number: D701767
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 1, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D702492
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D703000
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 22, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Herman Marina, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D703487
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 29, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D709387
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 22, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
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    Patent number: D717651
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Tucker Fort, Carlos Francisco Gomez, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D727171
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Jorge Manuel Maquita Nakano, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis
  • Patent number: D734993
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2015
    Assignee: PepsiCo, Inc.
    Inventors: Carlos Hernan Marina, Tucker Fort, Paul Katz, Jacob Pamborg, Christopher R. Xydis